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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from WhitStillman.org!

 

From the archives of the New York Times comes an article about the Yule Log from Thomas Vinciguerra.

1 Tom Townsend Yule Log on TV Metropolitan Whit Stillman

Like Christmas itself, the Yule log means different things to different people. ”It’s sort of a symbol of loneliness,” said the director Whit Stillman, who depicted a solitary Yule log viewer in a melancholy scene in his 1990 movie ”Metropolitan.” ”It probably wasn’t a great Christmas for you if you were watching it.” But, Mr. Stillman added, ”it’s a great thing to have when you touch bottom socially. No matter how low you go, if you had a TV, you had the Yule log.”

12 Scenes of Christmas from Whit Stillman's Metropolitan

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

From the archives of the New York Times comes an article about the Yule Log from Thomas Vinciguerra.

 Like Christmas itself, the Yule log means different things to different people. ”It’s sort of a symbol of loneliness,” said the director Whit Stillman, who depicted a solitary Yule log viewer in a melancholy scene in his 1990 movie ”Metropolitan.” ”It probably wasn’t a great Christmas for you if you were watching it.” But, Mr. Stillman added, ”it’s a great thing to have when you touch bottom socially. No matter how low you go, if you had a TV, you had the Yule log.”

Whit Stillman’s Valentine to New York at Christmas Time: ‘Metropolitan’

From the archives of The Village Voice (where Whit Stillman once wrote for), comes this article by Benjamin Strong about Metropolitan and its relation to Christmas.

 

Set “not so long ago” in a vague past (historical signifiers include checkered cabs and Channel 11 yuletide logs) Metropolitan is much more than an elegy for a subculture of privilege–it’s a valentine to New York City at Christmas time, rivaling anything Woody Allen ever put on screen. If you don’t have your own party to attend tonight, consider renting or purchasing Criterion’s excellent Metropolitan DVD. You’ll be doing something for the economy.